Goodreads.com Description: “After having just survived near annihilation, eighteen-year-old Julia and her vampire friends have reveled in the afterglow, and are now bored. Thankful their enemy is sleeping off the defeat quietly in Julia’s vaults for all eternity, they need a new challenge.
When a letter from the supposed Noir begs for their help with a riddle, it becomes their first case. Not taking the threat seriously, the night loving crew turns the quest into a challenge: First person to solve the mystery, gets to be their new Justice League’s leader. They soon learn it’s not a joke, and once they head to New Orleans, they find others who’d love nothing more than to stand in their way. The threat is real, and unless they figure out what offering the riddle is referring to, all hell will be let loose, literally, rendering them powerless.
Will Julia be able to give up what’s required: a true sacrifice?”
About the Author
Mommy warrior, comma-kazi, wife, computer whisperer, Pinterest addict, chocolate enthusiast, vampire and zombie slayer, merman magnet, and lover of all things pure and right. Well… maybe after a cup of coffee or two.
Author Brenda Pandos lives in California and is surrounded by the loves of her life—her husband, her incredible boys, a grumpy cat, eight chickens and her characters. Before becoming a full-time author, she worked as an IT administrator. After her son’s ASD diagnosis, everything changed. Being pregnant and embarking on a 35 hour a week in-home therapy schedule was grueling to say the least. She craved a meaningful escape.
Never having aspired to write before, she wrote her own vampire tale for kicks. Four months later, The Emerald Talisman was born. Unsure who’d want to buy her novel, she entered her fledgling book in the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award and placed as a Quarter-finalist. That gave her the courage to go Indie and from there, she traversed into a life she’d never imagined and loves to this day. And since a small group of fans grew into a larger group of fans, all cheering her onto books two, three, four, five… and so on, she hasn’t looked back.
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I enjoyed Brenda Pandos’ Supernatural Chronicles: The Vampires.
It was an interesting take on a group of young vampires (thank God there wasn’t any glitter). One question plagued me the entire story–how does a vampire go sober? Turns out that question is addressed in a series by Pandos, The Talisman series. So, if this is your first time reading Pandos or if you haven’t read the series, do yourself a favor and read it.
I liked the characters of Julia and Nicholas. She was a strong vamp who relished her role in the coven. Nicholas was the loving, concerned boyfriend.
Since vampires are one of my favorite supernaturals, I wanted them to have a bigger role in correcting the issue with The Veil. Plus, the ritual required blood. Shouldn’t that have been right up their alley? But as The Wolves pointed out in the last installment, vampires and collecting blood probably wouldn’t last too long with the ritual.
I’m looking forward to finding out more about Julia and Nicholas. Can’t wait to read the next installment in this supernatural treasure hunt!
(5 Hands=Excellent; 4 Hands=Pretty Good; 3 Hands=Good)